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2015-16 Federal Duck Stamp (Adhesive Issue) by Nambroth 2015-16 Federal Duck Stamp (Adhesive Issue) by Nambroth
This is my artwork on the 2015-2016 Federal Duck Stamp featuring the Ruddy Duck. The background is reproduced from my painting "Above and Below" and the stamp itself was chosen via federal competition.
All design elements, text, and logos on the stamp were created by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of the Interior. Special thanks to them for doing such a great design with my artwork.

The stamp has officially gone on sale as of June 26th, 2015.

The Federal Duck Stamp is not a postage stamp, but a Conservation stamp. 98% of the sale of each and every stamp goes into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. I do not make any money at all from the stamp. This fund may not be used for anything other than the purchase, preservation, restoration, maintenance, and easements of wildlife habitat (particularly wetlands and grasslands). Despite the name, this money saves thousands of species of plant and animals, not just birds and ducks. To date the stamp program has protected over 6.8 million acres, most notably as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. In short- Duck Stamps protect vital wetland and grassland habitats, which are used by tens of thousands of species of animal and plant. The wetlands in particular help filter our groundwater and mitigate flooding. These two habitats are incredibly important for plants and animals, but are also important for people! The money generated from each stamp can NOT be used in any other way, and as of 2013 each stamp conserved around 725 square feet. THAT'S BANANAS. Now that the stamp is $25, it is predicted to save MORE than 725 square feet per stamp. Imagine a beautiful, wild place on a National Wildlife Refuge or any other wetland or grassland preservation project, and then imagine that you personally saved more than 725 square feet of it. How cool is that?

I have been getting quite a few questions about where to get stamps. I think it's awesome that so many people are interested!
It's important to mention that there are two main issues of the stamp. One is the "old fashioned" gummed stamp (lick-it-and-stick-it) and the other is the adhesive stamp (peel and stick). The image above is the adhesive stamp.
When you buy from a post office (call to make sure they stock them first!) or from a sporting goods counter, they really only carry the adhesive stamp.
If you want the water activated gummed stamp, you will need to order from the internet or through your normal philatelic provider. Places to order stamps: www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved…
I am happy to sign stamps shipped to me (with full return postage, please) or at any event I will be attending! If, however, you want a signed stamp and can't attend any of the events I am going to, please feel free to order one off of my website.
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:iconlunnika-horo:
Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Photographer
Awesome!
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felinedreams Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations! You are incredibly talented! I greatly admire your work ^_^
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morkpork Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I bought one of these at Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Oak Harbor, OH during the Biggest Week in American Birding. Doing my part to help conservation!

But I had no idea that you painted these. The pair looks beautiful and your art is amazing as always. :heart: it! :D
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for helping conservation!
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JoshuaKrause Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.. you got a stamp!!!! so jealous!
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Almonihah Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
We actually saw some Ruddy Ducks just a couple days ago in the Bear River Wildlife Refuge. :)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
So cool! :D
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Follyfoot Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is fantastic! :D I've just learned about the benefits of the duck stamp this past year while taking my wildlife ecology classes. It's amazing to see artists I already admire so much getting involved in conservation like this. Thank you!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! Your wildlife ecology class sounds like my cup of tea!
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AMAZING! Congratuulations, what an honor!
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, congratulations - this is a real 'feather in your cap' and a well deserved one!
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Congrats! What beautiful artwork and such a great cause!!
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:iconvanndra:
vanndra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on winning and what a win for wildlife :clap: . I'm in Australia so I guess they wouldn't work here? Your artwork is great :)
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
You can still buy one but I'm afraid the program only benefits North American habitats. :( I think Australia might have its own waterfowl stamp though?
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vanndra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ooh, schnazzy! Love the background artwork too, compliments very well! 
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Highyena Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
How amazing it must be to get national recognition like that. :)  It's fantastic work
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bluedevilsinger Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
This is so pretty! I always have loved your duck paintings, so I'm so happy they chose your work for the Federal Duck Stamp! I now I have to badger my aunt when I see her over vacation to see if she has one. If I remember, she hunts (she lives waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up in northern Wisconsin.)

Congratulations on winning! The stamp turned out beautifully!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A most worthy cause! :w00t:
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xfkirsten Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haven't been on DA in quite awhile, just popped in and saw this today... CONGRATULATIONS!! That is an incredible honor, and well-deserved!
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
:clap: Congrats on being chosen!
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:iconfreakconformist:
Freakconformist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! You deserve the recognition for your beautiful wildlife work! 
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shekeira Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations again, Nam! Well-deserved, indeed. :D
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
You won! Hurray! Always such lovely work, and finally recognized!
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:iconloverofmythology:
loverofmythology Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so amazing that your art is on a stamp! congrats!
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Centripity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! I will have to buy some. What an honor!
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silamir Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015   General Artist
Congrats! That's really awesome. I didn't know anything about the Duck Stamp until this weekend when my boyfriend and I took a trip to Sanibel Island and went to the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in which we learned about "Ding" who created the Duck Stamp. :)
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ArtofJefferyHebert Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool! And congrats!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations!! It's quite an honor to have your work selected. My old boss used to run the Eastern division of Ducks Unlimited..and they used to get a lot of these stamps in the framed print editions and would raffle them at their annual dinner.. the boss had quite a few at the office..wonderful!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes indeed! I sent Ducks Unlimited a few thousand prints. How neat that you knew a regional division head!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yea he was very big in it for some time..
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